This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It

· John Dies at the End Book 2 · Sold by Macmillan
545 reviews

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From Jason Pargin, the New York Times bestselling author of the cult sensation John Dies at the End, comes another terrifying and hilarious tale of almost Armageddon at the hands of two hopeless heroes.

Warning: You may have a huge, invisible spider living in your skull. THIS IS NOT A METAPHOR.

You will dismiss this as ridiculous fear-mongering. Dismissing things as ridiculous fear-mongering is, in fact, the first symptom of parasitic spider infection--the creature stimulates skepticism, in order to prevent you from seeking a cure. That's just as well, since the "cure" involves learning what a chainsaw tastes like. You can't feel the spider, because it controls your nerve endings. You won't even feel it when it breeds. And it will breed.

Just stay calm, and remember that telling you about the spider situation is not the same as having caused it. I'm just the messenger. Even if I did sort of cause it. Either way, I won't hold it against you if you're upset. I know that's just the spider talking.

"Like an episode of AMC's The Walking Dead written by Douglas Adams of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy...Imagine a mentally ill narrator describing the zombie apocalypse while drunk, and the end result is unlike any other book of the genre. Seriously, dude, touch it and read it." –Washington Post

"Kevin Smith's Clerks meets H.P. Lovecraft in this exceptional thriller... [Jason Pargin] is a fantastic author with a supernatural talent for humor. If you want a poignant, laugh-out-loud funny, disturbing, ridiculous, self-aware, socially relevant horror novel than This Book is Full of Spiders: Seriously Dude, Don't Touch It is the one and only book for you." –SF Signal

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545 reviews
Isak Putnaerglis
January 4, 2014
The only thing that disappointed me about this book (as a sequel to John Dies at the End) is it took itself way too seriously. The first book made your jaw drop by throwing zany sci-fi science and mind-bending supernatural horror right into your face, and while this book was much easier to read in terms of plot, it just didn't catch me off guard like the first one. BUT don't get me wrong. This is still one of my favourites, and I highly recommend this AFTER John Dies Etc. You just won't get it otherwise.
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Syl Becker
April 3, 2014
A wonderful sequel to one of my all-time favorite books. While it may not be quite as crazy as John Dies at the End, it's still full of the same glorious David Wong humor.
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Lonny French
February 2, 2013
I've read some people saying that this book is not on par with the original. Bullshit. The characters are consistent, the story is well paced, and it is just as over-the-top as it needs to be to still be a story about David and John. Even the new characters that were added for for the story were interesting, which I always find is the hardest part of a sequel (making me care about new people versus old ones). All in all, this was a very enjoyable read, and I hope that there is a third in the near future.
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About the author

JASON PARGIN is the New York Times bestselling author of the John Dies at the End series as well as the award-winning first book in the Zoey Ashe series, Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits, formerly published under the pseudonym David Wong. His essays at have been read by tens of millions of people around the world.

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